AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY OF
UPDATED: 17th NOVEMBER, 2012
For information on
The License Application Form can be downloaded from the CCK website (www.cck.go.ke). It is also available from ARSK by e-mail in .pdf format if downloading it from the CCK site proves difficult, or by post. A new form and slightly different requirements are effective from mid-November, 2012.
SHORT TERM VISITORS
ALL VISITORS MUST BE AWARE THAT KENYA IS NOT A PARTY TO C.E.P.T OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR RECIPROCAL LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS, AND EVERY PERSON WISHING TO OPERATE AMATEUR RADIO IN KENYA MUST APPLY FOR AND OBTAIN A KENYA LICENSE BEFORE DOING SO. ARSK WILL BE GLAD TO HELP - E-MAIL US FROM THE INDEX PAGE.
1. The visitor’s country must have diplomatic relations of some kind with Kenya, at any level
The applicant must hold a valid and current license from the country of
citizenship, equivalent to the
3. The completed application form must be submitted with the non-refundable application fee of K.Shs.1,000, photocopies of the license and passport, BOTH PHOTOCOPIES DULY CERTIFIED by a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public or equivalent, together with similarly certified English translations of documents where necessary. The sworn affidavit is NOT required from foreign visitors.
4. The license fee of K.Shs.2,000 is payable on issue. To avoid heavy charges it is usually better to pay these fees in one as K.Shs.3,000 - see below
5. The latest information we have from CCK is that visitors' licenses will only be issued for three months to cover the usual visa period, but that can be extended for three month periods up to a year without further costs, but all licenses expire on 30th June each year. The latest application form (November, 2012) shows a requirement for a visa, but this is presently being queried as it has not been the case before and most visitors obtain their visas on arrival at the airport.
Kenya citizens are required to submit a photocopy of the Pass
Certificate of an acceptable RAE, or an acceptable, valid and current Full
foreign license. The RSGB-administered IARE is the current exam of
choice, which can be taken in
A photocopy of the passport showing the visa, or
3. Instead of supporting documents being certified by a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public, all local applicants must submit a sworn affidavit in the form attached to the application form on the CCK website.
4. A Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya CID, or a similar document from their home country Police Force in the case of non-citizens, whose countries are also required to have diplomatic relations with Kenya.
5. Two local references who must be members of ARSK
6. The completed application form must be submitted with the fee of K.Shs.1,000, photocopies of the license, passport and the affidavit with translations of documents where necessary
7. The fee of K.Shs.2,000 is payable on issue of the license. To avoid heavy overseas transfer charges it is best to pay these fees in one as K.Shs.3,000.
Full licenses renewable annually on 1st July are available to qualified
Applications should be sent to:-
Licensing, Compliance & Standards, CCK
P.O. Box 14448
CCK Exchange Tel: (+254 020) 4242000, Fax: (+254 020) 4242257. The officers concerned are Mr. Etiko (4242240) or Mr. Ikumilu (4242248).
LICENSE FEES: The
Applicants sending US Dollars for payments should be aware that notes dated earlier than the year 2000 are often refused for local exchange, but if accepted are liable to a much reduced rate.
The CCK local
The CCK Accounts Telephone number is; (+254 020) 4242365, Fax: (+254 020) 4251866 or through the exchange (+254 020) 4242000.
Licenses are issued from the CCK offices near Kabete on Waiyaki Way, the road
from Westlands towards Naivasha, well signposted, and well out of the City
Centre with safe parking, opposite Kianda School.
CCK offices are open during normal office hours from Monday to Friday only. The Cash Office is open 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm only.
The ARSK will give all possible advice and help to applicants but has no authority in the matter.
This information was originally obtained from
The address of the Tanzania Amateur Radio Club (TARC) is P.O. Box P.O. Box 2958, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, and the last known e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Tel: +255 (0) 22 2153200/215174 Ext. 252, Fax: +255 (0) 22 3152504.
The postal address is:-
The Director General
Telephone +255 22 2118947/52
Fax +255 22 2116664
TLX : 41858 COMCOM TZ.
The current be-mail address is not known.
TCRA requires the following for a visitor's licence:-
application form duly filled in.
You have to buy the application form directly from TCC for TSh 10 000 (1 USD is variable but
approx. TSh 1000), fill in the serially numbered application form and submit the form
with the Receipt for the TSh 10 000.
- An accompanying letter in which you ask for the licence. This letter
should also include information regarding the duration of your visit and where you
are planning to stay.
- copy of your passport
- copy of your licence
- letter(s) of recommendation e.g. from your Amateur Radio Club, from your Diplomatic Mission in Dar es Salaam, or an English translation of a Letter of Good Conduct.
- Technical specifications of your transceiver. The best thing is to copy the page with the technical specifications. You should also write the exact type of the radio.
Upon being granted the licence you have to pay another TSh 10,000 before you
will actually receive a call-sign and the licence.
Call or write to the
Getting the actual licence document through can take about 5 working days.
The postal address of the UCC is:
Communications Commission Uganda